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Published: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:26:20 +0000

 



Do You Need to Tip at Restaurants in France and...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

When at a Paris cafe, to tip or not to tip? Here's a guide on tipping at restaurants, in taxis, at hotels and more in Paris and France.



The Best Nudist Beaches and Naturist Resorts in...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France has the best smart and stylish naturist resorts, and the coastline and weather. Discover the best naturist and nudism resorts in France.



How to Order Coffee in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The language barrier might prevent you from ordering the right coffee on the menu. Find out how to order coffee in France, be it a cafe au lait or espresso.



France is great in winter; here are 10 reasons...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Planning a trip to France in the winter? It's a great time to visit, so here's what to expect. All you need to know from cheap airfares to winter sports, fun festivals and Christmas fairs.



Your first trip to France? Here's what to avoid!

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

In planning your first trip to France, here are seven things to avoid that might make your visit less enjoyable.



Plan a trip to France in February and check out...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France in February can be beautiful, and whatever you choose it to be. Ski in the famous resorts; take in the carnivals and shop for bargains in the annual sales.



Great weather, festivals and the grape harvest...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

A guide to visiting France and Paris in October. What to pack, what to look out for, what the weather might do and some highlights from a very busy French calendar.



Do you know the main mountain ranges of France?...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

There are 7 main mountain ranges of France, running from the mighty Alps to the granite Morvan in Burgundy. All are both winter and summer playgrounds.



Here's a guide to the 10 Top Attractions and...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Top 10 Nice attractions from the Promenade des Anglais to the Matisse Museum. Nice is a fabulous city to visit all year round.



The Longest Rivers of France - all 5 of them

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France has beautiful rivers flowing through its towns and villages. The longest rivers flow into the sea. Here are the top five, plus a few more.



Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter: A Village with...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Cap d'Agde's Naturist Quarter is a nudist village unto itself, with its own grocery stores, bank, bakeries, nightclubs, yacht harbor and more.



Savings tips for that great French vacation

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Try these saving tips for a budget stay in France. Check out lodging options, dining options, City Passes and public transport.



The Do's and Don'ts of exchanging money in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

If you visit France one thing is certain: you'll be spending money. Make sure you get the most bang for your euro by following these DOs and DON'Ts to exchange euros.



Top 10 Things to Do on the French Riviera

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The French Riviera on the Mediterranean Cote d'Azur coast is one of the most popular visitor destinations in France. It's easy to see why.



Top Attractions in Provence from gorges to abbeys

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Discover the top ten sites in Provence. See Roman marvels, the Pope's Palace in Avignon, and national parks, river gorges and abbeys set in peaceful fields of lavender.



Is Cap d'Agde the World Capital of Nudism?

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Want to bank naked? Shop naked? Dine naked? Buy baguettes at a brasserie naked? Visit Cap d'Agde, the world's capital of nudism.



The Top 6 Things to Do in Antibes in the South...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Guide to the top 6 things to do in Antibes from a walk through the old town to the Provencal market, from the Cap d'Antibes to Marineland and more.



10 Myths About the French (Hint: Not Everyone...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

There are plenty of stereotypes about the French but don't be fooled by myths and urban legends. Here's the list of some of the most popular, and counter-claims from us.



6 Simple Steps to Getting Naked in France: A...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Go naked or topless in France where it's the norm on many beaches. Find out what you need to know before you expose all in this bare-skin-friendly country.



TGV Train Route Map and Destinations in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Check the TGV route map for destinations and times to major cities in France. The TGV high-speed train serves most major cities of France. It also connects with express and local trains and connects to other European countries.



How to Avoid Acting Like a Tourist

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

When in France, if you do as the French do you will probably have a much more enjoyable experience. Besides, is it really so bad to enjoy a long lunch? Or have your coffee in the cafe instead of rushing around with a to-go cup. Don't fight the French system, embrace the culture and you will look far less like a tourist.



Vacation Packing Checklist for France:...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Consult this essential vacation packing checklist before your trip so you don't leave home without crucial items.



France in May: Gorgeous Views, Weather, and So...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

May is a wonderful month to visit France. Here is a guide to events, festivals and activities to keep visitors busy, including the Cannes Film Festival.



See April in France with this guide to spring...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

April is a wonderful month to visit France. Check out this guide to the weather, what to pack, and what to see as Spring arrives in France.



The City of Strasbourg: A Little German, a...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Strasbourg is the ultimate European city. It has flavours of both France and Germany, and sits right on the border of the two countries.



What's the Weather Like in France? A Regional...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Weather in France can be crucial to your vacation. Get detailed weather data on major French cities to plan your trip including rainfall, snow and temperatures..



How to Take a 9-Stop Tour of the South of France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The South of France is a relaxing and beautiful place, an amazing mix of large cities, coastal towns and hilltop villages. This tour itinerary takes you through the best of the region.



How to use the toilets in France; they're...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Using a toilet may seem the simplest of tasks, but French plumbing can catch you out. Find out what forms the johns take, how to flush, how much it might cost and more.



Check out the best Christmas Markets in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Christmas markets bring a wonderful sparkle to cities and towns throughout France. Here are the 2015-2016 dates for the top French Christmas Markets.



What to Expect from France in March: Weather,...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

March can be the last chance until fall to visit France on a budget. Here's a guide to weather, events and celebrations in March.



French Customs Regulations You Must Know before...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

When entering France, there is a limit on items tourists can bring into the country without paying a duty. Here are some tips on customs regulations in France.



French Etiquette: Dinner Party Dos and Don'ts

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

There are several differences between the French table manners and eating habits and American dinner etiquette. Here is a comparison.



North France Christmas Markets; easy to get to...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

North France is famous for its Christmas Markets which are varied and exciting with plenty of Brits stocking up for the holiday season. Here are the region's top markets.



France Travel in November, Christmas Markets,...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

A Guide to France in November, what to pack, what weather to expect and some of the exciting festivals and events to look out for.



The Best Reasons to Visit France in September

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France in September is a glorious month with less crowds and great weather. Here's a guide to what to see, what to pack and what the weather might do.



What time do things open (and shut) in France?

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

When in France, do as the French. If you know the hours of shops, museums, attractions and restaurants you won't be caught out. Use this guide to typical opening hours.



Travel Packing List - What to Pack for a France...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Make that next trip to France (or elsewhere in Europe) go as smoothly as possible. These are items that you simply must have before hitting France. Check this travel packing list of what to pack for a France trip.



The Ile St-Louis is a quiet oasis, an island in...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The quaint Ile Saint-Louis is a delightful island next to the Ile de la Cite. It's a wonderful oasis from the rush of the city, full of boutiques, cafes and restaurants. And it has its own ice cream.



Why the French Are So Thin

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The French eat rich foods, drink lots of wine and smoke. So why are they so thin and fit? Find out about the French diet, and the secrets to why it works.



Where to eat like the locals in good cheap Nice...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Good, cheap restaurants in Nice. Try this guide to where you can eat great value food just like a local in the old town of Nice.



Euro vs. Dollar

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

As the U.S. dollar dips in value and is worth less in euros, American travelers will have to fork over more cash for hotels, dining and shopping while in France and other European nations. Any trip to France means considering the issue of euro vs. dollar for American travelers.



France Tours

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France tours provide a chance to enjoy sightseeing in France, whether you want a walking tour of one city or a major tour itinerary circling the country. Here is a list of top France tours, sightseeing tours and suggested France tour itineraries.



The Mediterranean cities from Marseille to...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Perpignan, near the Spanish border, is also part of Catalonia, the region that takes in both France and Spain. With its distinct identity, Perpignan is different from the other Mediterranean cities.



France in the fall is a great time for autumn...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Fall is an ideal time to visit France when the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours. This is also the grape harvest season with festivals around the country.



A Guide to Markets in Nice, South of France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

One of Nice's most divine pleasures is wandering the outdoor markets along the Cours Selaya. Find out the hours, details and themes for the various markets throughout Nice.



Largest French Cities

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The largest French cities feature a wide variety of wonderful French destinations, from the most-visited Paris to the Mediterranean city of Nice to the German-influenced Strasbourg. Here is a list of the largest French cities.



Antibes on the Cote d'Azur is charming, chic...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Guide to Antibes on the Cote d'Azur in the south of France. It has everything: fortifications, winding streets, a great market, beaches and restaurants.



Plan your trip to France and Paris in December

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France in December is a magical time with Christmas markets, sparkling streets and outdoor skating rinks. The skiing seasons starts and New Years Eve is a party.



Top attractions in fabulous, maritime Bordeaux

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Here are my top 10 attractions and things to do in Bordeaux, a UNESCO World Heritage City. It's beautiful, historic and vibrant, great for a short visit.



Carcassonne is a perfect medieval city in...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Carcassonne is a perfect medieval city. Visit Europe's largest fortified city still standing today and one of France's major tourist draws.



St Tropez is as sexy as ever and has a few...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Saint-Tropez is a gorgeous resort on the Mediterranean coast. Discover what to do, what to see, its fabulous beaches and where to stay in this jewel in the south of France.



Languedoc-Roussillon is as beautiful, and less...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Languedoc-Roussillon Region of France is an undiscovered gem with breathtaking coastline, some of France's best cuisine, rich medieval history and amazing architecture.



Pigalle Place: Paris's Risque Red Light District

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Get naughty during your next visit to Paris; visit the notorious Pigalle Place, an epicenter of sex shops, peep shows, strip clubs and the Moulin Rouge.



Enjoy Nice then take a great day trip out

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Nice is the Queen of the Riviera. But if you have time, try these easy days out from Nice and explore this wonderful part of southern France a little more. Start with Antibes.



The Ultimate Guide to Bargain Shopping in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France is a bargain shopper's paradise if you know what to look for. Try the major outlet and discount malls dotted all round France, flea markets and local sales.



Take in the French Countryside with the Top 6...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

One of the best reasons to visit France is the wine. Here are top wine tours in different regions, plus wine routes and attractions.



Six Art Museums in and Around Nice, France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

A visitor's guide to the top artists museums in and around Nice from Renoir to Chagall, plus suggestions of nearby restaurants.



Discover the Best-Kept Secrets of Clothes...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Here is the guide to the best-kept Paris shopping secrets. Check out how and where to shop for bargain fashions in Paris.



Find yourself a great beach from St Tropez to...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

You'll find the best beaches on the eastern part of the Mediterranean between Saint-Tropez and Menton in this guide. Running along the Cote d'Azur, they range from small pebbled coves to sandy stretches.



Take this 3-day suggested itinerary in Nice to...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

This 3-day Nice itinerary starts in the Old Town at the colourful Cours Saleya market. Then stroll the famous Promenade des Anglais, explore artists' houses and museums and take a day trip out.



Nice is the city for food lovers from markets...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Nice for Food Lovers. If you're a foodie, Nice on the Mediterranean coast is for you. Here is a guide to market shopping, restaurants and a great cooking class.



Top 20 Most Popular French Cities for...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Top 20 most popular French Cities for international visitors begins with Paris. The capital, the city of light, is one of the world's favorite destinations.



All you should know about Provence in southern...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Provence is a gorgeous region, and one of the most popular in France. Visit old abbeys in lavender fields, fortified villages on rocky hillsides, gorges, rivers and top castle hotels.



Top 10 Underrated Destinations in France you...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

You'll find your own remote, undiscovered places, but here's my selections of the most underrated destinations in France, starting with the Auvergne.



Enjoy the Louve Museum without getting lost:...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Louvre Museum in Paris is immense and the most visited art museum in the world. Find out how to get the most out of a visit to the Louvre with this guide.



Have you visited these 9 French cities? They're...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Aix-en-Provence is one of France's most beautiful cities. Check out this guide to the top cities you should visit, both large and small.



France in January is for skiing, winter sales...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Visit France in Januarywhen half the country celebrates the ski season in the glorious, snow-covered Alps and the other half enjoys the semi-annual sales.



The 9 Best Bistros in Nice

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Top Ten Bistros in Nice - a visitor's guide to restaurants with traditional local and Provençal cooking



Why France in June is a Great Time to Visit

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

June is a wonderful time to visit France with fewer crowds, beautiful weather, and great events. Find out more about visiting France in June.



Expensive & Not-So-Expensive French...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Here's a list of the best authentic French champagnes for every budget. You'll be set for the holidays, New Year's Eve, celebrations or just for fun.



Top Car Museums in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France's top car museums include the Schlumpf collection, the largest in the world. Check out where to see treasures like Panhards, De Dions, Benzs.



Can you where sneakers in France and get away...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

American tourists are concerned about not fitting in with inappropriate shoes. Find out what is and isn't appropriate for travelers when visiting France.



Paris is the great romantic city for lovers

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Romantic Paris is one of the best cities in the world for couples and lovers. Find out the best spots to stay, eat, kiss and love your sweetheart.



How to Make a France-Themed Gift Basket

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

If you know a francophile, delight him or her with a great France-themed gift basket. Here are step-by-step instructions, including links to compare prices on suggested items to use.



Is France safe? Here is some information on...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Is France safe after the Bastille Day attack in Nice. Here is information to help you decide if you will travel to France this year and how to keep safe.



Paris Moulin Rouge Tickets and Packages

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Moulin Rouge cabaret show is easily one of Paris' most famous nightlife activities, but tickets can be hard to get. Here are various tickets and packages.



London, the UK and Paris to Reims, Capital of...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

How to Get from Paris to Reims, the capital city of Champagne in Champagne-Ardennes-Picardy by train and car. Use this information resource to plan your journey in France.



Top 6 Spa Resorts and Spa Villages in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

There are dozens of spas in France, ranging from upscale spa resort hotels to charming small spa villages that have relaxed visitors since the days of the Ancient Romans. Find out which spas are tops for your next ultra-relaxing vacation.



Some of the bad aspects of visiting France; but...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France is a wonderful country to visit. But be prepared for the bad, the ugly and the smelly before your visit. Find out all the gory details to avoid.



Visit Renoir's house in Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cote...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Impressionist painter, Pierre Auguste Renoir, spent his last years at Les Collettes, a charming farmhouse, now the Renoir Museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer.



Top attractions in the Loire Valley, one of...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is rightly popular. The top ten attractions include chateaux, gardens, vineyards, food, wine and cycling the Loire route



Medieval Villages Of Southern France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Revisit the Middle Ages with a trip to one of Southern France's medieval villages, filled with castles, moats, spires and more.



Top Reasons to Move to France - Consider...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Moving to France is no easy decision, especially if you will need a visa to get permission. Despite the red tape, expense, and extensive effort involved, it really is worth it to move to France. Here are the top reasons to move to France.



Limoux: Home of Blanquette, the Real First...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Most of the world credits the invention of sparkling wine to the Champagne region, and to Dom Perignon. The legend, and possible real story, is far more interesting. According to Limoux natives, it was really invented there when Blanquette was created. When the great dom passed through, he stole the idea, they allege. No matter who is right, Limoux is a lovely small town with a big heart in the Languedoc. It is home to one of Europe's most popular Carnavals.



If you like going naked, book into Hotel Eve on...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Hotel Eve is the only hotel in Cap d'Agde's popular naturist quarter. The hotel has renovated rooms and suites, heated pool, super-friendly staff, and a spa. Here are the pros and cons of this nudist lodging.



Discover all you need to know about using your...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Find out how and if you can use your cell phone in France. Plus tips on how to rent a phone in France and buying a SIM Card, all of which will save you money.



Lille is a lovely, relatively undiscovered city...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Lille is one of north France’s most delightful cities. The capital of French Flanders is full of attractions in the city and nearby. Here is my list of the best.



Bargain Outlet and Discount Shopping in Troyes...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Bargain shopping in France. Check out the outlet and discount shopping in Troyes, the Factory Shopping Center of France.



Where you cannot smoke in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

France used to be heaven for smokers; remember all those old films with smoky, sexy interiors? No longer. Read about the smoking bans in France before reaching for your cigarette.



Top 10 great things to do in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Top 10 great things to do in France range from tasting authentic France to sampling bubbly, from walking the great trails with a donkey to visiting the Loire Valley



Cheat the Euro Exchange Rate

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

With the euro building strength, especially against the dollar, it can make a trip to France and other European countries too expensive. There are lots of ways to cheat that bad euro exchange rate, just by simply making euro-saving decisions on where to go, when to go, where to stay, where to eat and what to do. Here are tips on saving euros in a bad exchange rate.



Visit a Champagne cellar in Reims, Epernay and...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Visit a Champagne house or a vineyard. Here is the guide to visiting Pommery and other champagne houses in Reims, in Epernay and Troyes..



Top Roman Cities and Ancient Sites in France

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Roman France or Gaul was vitally important to the ancient Roman Empire. The ancient Romans built magnificent cities and left superb engineering works. Here is my list of the top Roman sites.



Restaurants in France, which to choose, what to...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

French cuisine has UNESCO World Heritage status. Check this guide to choosing a restaurant, dishes and drinks, restaurant etiquette, tipping and kids meals.



Montpellier, France - Visitor's Guide

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Montpellier, France is a bustling and vibrant city in the South of France often overshadowed by neighbouring cities in Provence,but it is well worth a visit.



Winter sightseeing in the Loire Valley chateaux

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The magnificent castles or chateaux that line the mighty River Loire are a major attraction in summer. But happily, some stay open in the winter as well. And in winter, you have the rooms to yourselves so you feel the ghosts of the great figures of the past walking beside you through the echoing, empty rooms. Here are four of the most magnificent that remain open.



Nice Carnival is one of the oldest in the world

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Nice Carnival is one of the oldest carnivals in the world. It's a glorious 12-day party taking over the Queen of the Riviera. Different days from February 11 to 26, 2017.



Packing Light: What to Pack on a France Vacation

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

Packing light, especially if you will visit more than once city or taking the train, is an art. Use this article to find out how to pack light, and have fun in France.



You can't visit Nice without seeing the Cours...

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

The Cours Saleya flower and vegetable market in the Old Town of Nice has wonderful fresh produce and pavement cafes. See all on this walking tour of the Cours Saleya.



How to Get on French People's Good Side

2016-09-28T11:26:20Z

People might claim the French are rude, but they are very pleasant, polite and helpful. Follow these tips for bringing out the nice side of the French.